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Today's News

  • Datebook: July 18, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

  • Shaping up Shelby: An exercise group on a roll

    There are millions of ways to stay fit, trim and healthy and all include watching your diet and maintaining proper nutrition. However, there are very few exercises that are as accessible and easy on the body as bicycling.

  • EARLIER: Ousted Bogard to get belongings, but that’s the end

    When recently fired children’s librarian Sherry Bogard finally was given an opportunity to defend herself before Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Shelby County Public Library’s board of directors, the only thing she asked was that the rest of her belongings be returned.

    That appears to be all she is going to get.

  • Shelby County School Board: 3-year MAP analysis shows scores increasing

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeing some promising trends as it continues to compile more data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.

    Lisa Smith, the district’s chief academic officer, presented a 3-year comparison to the school board during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Firefighter for a day

  • What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

    The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

    There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.

    Add to that the stretch-run proposal by Trio Properties, and what we appear to be watching is strangely reminiscent of I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister rushing down the stretch, with the only question being which one will cross the finish line first.

  • What we think: We should memorialize Donald Cubert’s life

    Donald Cubert Sr. was not a classic politician but, rather, a civic-minded person who became involved in the electoral process.

    Mr. Cubert, who died on Saturday, was known for his kindness to people and his commitment to the city of Shelbyville, which he served for decades not only as a city council member and interim mayor but also as its delegate on countless boards, committees and ex officio projects.

  • Shelby will have its day in new basketball hall-of-fame

    Here’s what I heard a man saying on talk radio this morning. He was talking about the new high school basketball hall of fame that is being constructed in Elizabethtown. He was moaning – my word – about how Fairdale High School had no one in the first induction class.

    He spoke about how the school dominated boys basketball during the late 1980s and ‘90s – which it did – and then he said,  “We had two or three guys who went on to play Division I. We should have someone in there.”

  • Don Cubert: 1929-2012

    Shelby County said farewell Tuesday to a beloved son, when Don Cubert Sr. was laid to rest, a man who was known all across the county for his devotion and love for his community and its people.

    A longtime businessman, as well as former city councilman and mayor, Cubert died Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a brief illness. He was 83.

    Cubert’s devotion to his community has endeared him to many, including Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who said he and his “Uncle Don” had a friendship that spanned decades.

  • Loving sentence extended by 6 years

    A Shelbyville man already serving time for robbery has had even more time added to his sentence.

    On Monday, Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Jessie Loving, 21, of Hempridge Road, to 6 additional years in prison for escape-related charges.

    Loving was given 6 years each for tampering with a prison monitoring device and bail jumping, for a total of 12 years, but because the sentences will run concurrently, the total time he will serve for that will only be 6 years.